Visit MECA for a BFA Open House! During our day-long events, you can meet faculty, staff and BFA students, tour the campus and residence halls, make art in the studios, have lunch, get your portfolio reviewed, and have an opportunity to explore downtown Portland.

Open Houses at MECA

Visit us for a Open House! These events are a great opportunity to see MECA’s amazing facilities, have a portfolio review, and meet with our students, faculty, and staff. Please see below for information on upcoming Open House dates.

Our typical schedule is below. When you register for the event, we’ll send a confirmation and outline of the day within two business days as well as a full schedule to you the week before the event so you know exactly what to expect!

  • Check-In and Light Breakfast
  • Faculty Meet and Greet
  • Campus Tours — choose from one of the following when you register
    • Track 1: Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
    • Track 2: Digital Media, Graphic Design, Illustration
    • Track 3: Ceramics, Metalsmithing & Jewelry, Textile & Fashion Design, Woodworking & Furniture Design
  • Lunch
  • Student Stations — prospective students will get a deeper look at four of MECA’s majors through a studio visit with one of our BFA students, attending a demo or screening, or participating in a micro-workshop!
  • Parent Information Session
  • Optional Portfolio Reviews
  • Optional Housing Tours

Upcoming Open Houses

  • Saturday, October 14, 2017
    Student stations: Ceramics, Illustration, Metalsmithing & Jewelry, Printmaking
  • Saturday, November 18, 2017
    Student stations: Graphic Design, Music, Sculpture, Woodworking & Furniture Design
  • Saturday, December 9, 2017
    Student stations: Digital Media, Painting, Photography, Textile & Fashion Design
  • Saturday, February 17, 2018 (snow date: Saturday, February 24)


Watch the Parent’s Talk from our latest Open House and learn more about MECA!

RSVP for an Open House at MECA!

  • Each tour will see the facilities, Fab Lab, computer labs, the Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA, and a selection of departments as listed above.
  • Portfolio reviews will be held in the afternoon on a first-come, first-served basis until everyone is seen.

If you can’t make it on an Open House date, please contact Admissions to schedule an individual campus visit.

We encourage you and your family to come tour our facilities and talk with our students and faculty. Campus tours, personal interviews, and portfolio reviews are available by appointment. 

To schedule an individual visit, see here for more information on availability and contact: